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Many With Early Breast Cancer Are Skipping Chemo

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Fewer women with early stage breast cancer are turning to chemotherapy to fight their disease, a new study finds.

Firefighters May Face Higher Odds for Skin Cancer

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Exposure to firefighting chemicals may be one reason why Florida firefighters have a higher-than-normal rate of skin cancer, a new study suggests.

Woman's Selfie of Skin Cancer Went Viral, Sparked Awareness

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- You don't have to be famous for your public health message to reach millions.

Are Emergency Medical Workers Ready for a Nuclear Attack?

TUESDAY, Dec. 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Emergency medical workers are trained to handle a wide range of traumas and disasters, but they aren't prepared to deal with a nuclear attack, a new study reports.

Protecting Your Health From Wildfire Smoke

TUESDAY, Dec. 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Fire and smoke from the wildfires raging in Southern California aren't just destroying homes and lives, they're a serious health risk, as well.

Will 'AI' Be Part of Your Health-Care Team?

TUESDAY, Dec. 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Artificial intelligence is assuming a greater role in many walks of life, with research suggesting it may even help doctors diagnose disease.

Get Active, Beat Lymphoma?

TUESDAY, Dec. 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Physical activity appears to help people with lymphoma survive their disease.

Health Care Workers Mixed on Using Medical Marijuana in Kids

TUESDAY, Dec. 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to kids with cancer, most health care providers who care for them say they'd help their patients get medical marijuana.

Has Your Doc Been Touched by Breast Cancer? It Could Influence Care

MONDAY, Dec. 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Having a personal connection to breast cancer seems to make doctors more likely to recommend routine breast cancer screenings, a new study finds.

Repeat Infection Likely for Men With HPV

FRIDAY, Dec. 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Men infected with genital human papillomavirus (HPV) are at high risk for reinfection with the same type of HPV, researchers say.

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